Compare 2014 Volkswagen Passat vs 2014 Toyota Camry

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4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 34 $21,189 $22,095
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,012 $23,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,194 $24,185
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 34 $24,815 $25,875
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,582 $26,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,500 $28,675
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,448 $29,665
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $29,130 $30,375
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $32,026 $33,395
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,860 $34,265
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,345 $22,235
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,520 $22,425
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,753 $22,680
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,926 $22,870
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,294 $23,400
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,603 $23,740
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport 25 35 $22,386 $24,525
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,618 $24,855
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport 25 35 $22,694 $24,865
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $23,487 $25,810
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 31 $24,807 $27,260
2014.5 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 31 $25,344 $27,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $27,723 $30,465
2014.5 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $27,941 $30,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,990
$20,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$22,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$371 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores. The 2014 Toyota Camry may not be as attractive as some of its competitors, but it's now more than ever the most sensible choice for shoppers focused on value, frugality and comfort above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 102.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3166 3185
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/151 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 178 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-5 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 4.15
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.42
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 (Est) 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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